Admissions

“The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.” – Maria Montessori, Education and Peace

International Montessori School is a place where children cultivate their natural love for learning, independence, and community through a multicultural, multilingual curriculum and environment. We welcome a diverse community of students and families from a variety of cultures, linguistic backgrounds, and cultural experiences.

Our families appreciate the gift that other languages bring to their children and value what other cultures have to teach us about the world. We offer this language immersion experience in a Montessori classroom, focusing on the whole child. This method integrates practical life skills, social and emotional learning, and independence along with academic tasks, allowing teachers to follow the needs of the child. 

The admissions process at IMS focuses on getting to know you and your family as you search for a school community that is a good fit for your needs. While we want to make sure you understand what our program has to offer, we also want to understand what is important to you and your child on your educational journey.

Our Admissions Process

There are three key steps to the admissions process.
Inquire & Chat
We want to get to know you! Interested families should complete a Prospective Family Questionnaire to let us know more about your interest in IMS. From there, we will schedule an individual virtual information session and chat to give you a glimpse inside our school and answer your specific questions.
Inquire
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Apply
Once you have attended an information session, you are welcome to apply for your child's admission to International Montessori School. In addition to your child’s application, we ask that you submit school records, teacher referrals, and an application for financial assistance (if appropriate).
Apply Online
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Meet
After the application package is completed, you will have a meeting with our Head of School. This is a time to get to know each other, share more detailed information specifically in relation to your child, and ask questions of each other that have not been previously addressed.
Submit Form
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A complete Application Package includes:

  • A digital application for 2022-2023 admission, including a $75 non-refundable application fee.
  • A confidential teacher/caregiver recommendation for children applying for primary and elementary spots. The caregiver should complete the form within 5 days of receipt.
  • Your child’s current school or daycare records, if applicable, sent directly from the childcare provider.
  • An online application for financial assistance, if appropriate.

Admissions Calendar for 2022-2023 School Year

Fall/Early Winter 2021: Families can complete the Prospective Family Questionnaire and attend a personal Virtual Information Session & Chat. On-site tours are available after the Virtual Information Session.

January 7, 2022: Application deadline for priority consideration.

February 2022: Families that submit complete application packages during the priority consideration window will be notified of admissions decisions between February 15, 2022 and February 25, 2022.

After February 25th, new applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for the 2022-2023 school year.  Applicants will be admitted from the waiting pool to balance age, gender, diversity, and language preference of each class.